The 70th edition of the festival will open with Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year, starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. Dame Helen Mirren will receive and honorary Golden Bear, with the festival screening The Queen in tribute.

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Minyan
Minyan
New York in the 1980s. Seventeen-year-old David, who is tentatively beginning to express his homosexuality in the East Village gay scene, gradually starts to question the strict rules of his Jewish community.
One In A Thousand
One In A Thousand
Iris is 17 and takes each day as it comes. When she meets the cool Renata, her life changes abruptly.
Anne At 13,000 ft
Anne At 13,000 ft
Even in her job at a children’s day care centre, Anne prefers fun to actual work and often alienates those around her with her erratic behaviour.
The Foundation Pit
The Foundation Pit
A found footage film compiled from countless YouTube videos in which the people of Russia make a direct appeal to President Putin.
First Cow
First Cow
A cook with a group of fur trappers strikes up a connection with a Chinese emigre in the Old West.
Nardjes, A
Nardjes, A
Documentary about an activist in Algeria.
Cuties
Cuties
Amy, 11 years old, meets a group of dancers called "Cuties”. Fascinated, she initiates herself to a sensual dance, hoping to join their band and escape family dysfunction...
There Is No Evil
There Is No Evil
Four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty.
Wildland
Wildland
After her mother’s death, Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins... whose ethics are dubious.
Hope
Hope
When Anja is diagnosed with a brain tumour, everyday life in her patchwork family implodes and her cooling relationship with her partner Tomas is faced with a new kind of reality.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Bringing Hope to the screen
Maria Sødahl on the challenges of writing auto-fiction and avoiding sentimentality
Fontaine’s take on law and disorder
French director reveals moral dilemmas … and a presidential comedy
Very human
Andrea Bræin Hovig on differing expectations, translating ideas, and Hope
Relations and reactions
Stellan Skarsgård on the importance of life and Hope
Teen odyssey
We talk to Never Rarely Sometimes Always director Eliza Hittman and star Sidney Flanigan about their quietly devastating drama
Wake up call for dreamer Noémie
Awards attention hots up for Portrait actress on fire

Berlin International Film Festival News

There Is No Evil wins Golden Bear
Iranian director banned from leaving homeland takes top award in Berlin
Jeremy Irons to head Berlin International Jury
British star says appointment is 'a treat'
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